Der Unfallchirurg Thomas Reiter zieht sich freiwillig in eine geschlossene Anstalt zurück, weil er sich dem Alltag nicht mehr stellen will. Probleme löst er in seiner Vorstellung - einer ... See full summary »
The Austrian cabaret film is an own chapter in the film history book. There is nothing like it in Germany or in other countries. One Austrian comedian writes a screenplay, and all the others come together and act in the movie. Of course, the movie is funny but it is also supposed to have some deep insights and social criticism. Usually, the director's name is Harald Sicheritz. Some are more sophisticated, others are funnier. All of them are successful.
Wanted` belongs to the second type: many gags, some of them really funny, but they are separate and unable to build up a continuous storyline. Wanted` is like a long-long episode of a sitcom, without false laughs in the background. Everything is spoofed, but not spoofed enough to call it real criticism.
And the ending, of course, has to be sad`. It has to make the audience think`. Wanted` is the worst cabaret film I've ever seen. That's a pity because there are others with Alfred Dorfer that are almost great: Freispiel` for instance, or, my favourit: Indien`. Wanted` is forgettable, and also unable for selling it to the Germans because they wouldn't even understand the gags.